IMF: Materials for Energy and Information processing

Many properties are based on the interaction of light with matter and they open the door to many practical applications. For example, sunlight is a gigantic environmentally friendly energy source and the project developed in IMF group in the area of dye sensitized solar cells and artificial photosynthesis aim at exploiting this fantastic energy resource.

Upon light absorption, the energy stored by matter can be subsequently used to either promote a catalytic process with metal nanoparticles or clean up water without the need to use detergents, which constitutes another research activity in IMF.

Beyond the energy content of the photon, light can be view as an energy bit that is used by the team to write on matter in order to store massive amount of information.